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BitTorrent throttling in U.S. creeps back up

Expect the legal setbacks to net neutrality to further complicate the matter of slower speeds when using BitTorrent.

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Microsoft's 'Rethink' highlights the best of its Web

Microsoft launches "Rethink," an archive and showcase for the websites that will fool you into thinking that they're native apps.

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New API will simplify Google Drive integration with Android apps, says Google

Developers can now test a preview of the Java-based Drive Android API.

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Google Now finally invades the desktop in Chrome alpha build

It's basic in its early form, but Google's killer digital assistant has finally graced the PC.

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

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Beyond Verbal knows how you're feeling, brings emotion analysis to mobile apps

Machines are becoming more human-like every day: Beyond Verbal is a Web service that can figure out your mood just by listening to the tone of your voice.

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Vimeo moves to default HTML5 player, says videos load faster

Vimeo has rebuilt its video player using HTML5.

Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.